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Table of Contents

Pawnee County.............................................................6-7 Pawnee County Government...........................................8 Pawnee County Map........................................................9 State & National Government...................................10-11 It’s the Law....................................................................12 Emergency Numbers......................................................13 Administrating Numbers................................................14 Libraries..........................................................................15 Dining........................................................................16-19 Recreation.......................................................................20 Post Offices & Veterinarians ............................................21 Churches..........................................................................22 Recycling .........................................................................23 Support - in Need.......................................................24-25 Health Care..................................................................26-31 Immunizations.................................................................. 30 Education ....................................................................34-35 Senior Citizens...................................................................36 Golf.....................................................................................37 Burdett ...............................................................................38 Garfield..............................................................................39 Larned...........................................................................40-42 Rozel...................................................................................43 Points of Interest...........................................................44-46 Humane Society..................................................................47 Agriculture....................................................................50-51 Hunting in Pawnee County.................................................52 Clubs & Organizations........................................................53 Barton County.............................................................54-60 RV Parking and Hotels.......................................................6 1 Media.................................................................................62

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Pawnee County at a Glance



he land now recognized as Pawnee County was a high-traffic area long before its boundaries were officially plotted and a permanent settlement began in 1872. The buffalo and Indians roamed freely for centuries before the white soldiers arrived in 1859 to establish a military post at Fort Larned to assist in commerce and travel along the Santa Fe Trail. George Custer, Kit Carson, William Cody, Black Kettle, Satanta, and Yellow Bear were but a few of the legendary people frequenting the fort. It was Henry Booth, retired captain of Company L, 11th Kansas Calvary, who petitioned the State for official organization of the county in 1872, naming it after the familiar Pawnee River as well as recognizing the Pawnee Indians who inhabited the area historically. The organization of Pawnee County is colorful. A colonizer from Chicago, Dr. Samuel Grant Rodgers, had arrived in the Pawnee County area and he and his associates had laid out a town, naming it Petersburg in honor of an official of the Santa Fe railroad, T.J. Peters. Today it is called Kinsley. Realizing that Petersburg was a threat to Larned, as both towns were within the original boundaries of Pawnee County, Booth and other Larned promoters moved at once toward organization of the county. A law passed that same year by the Legislature prescribed that a petition asking for organization of a new county was to be signed by “40 householders who were legal electors of the county.” There were not 40 legal electors in Pawnee County, but Booth and A.H. Boyd secured the signatures by an extra-legal procedure. One report said they stopped an immigrant train that

was toiling westward along the Santa Fe Trail and forced the men in the party to sign their petition. Booth then forwarded the petition to Gov. James M. Harvey recommending F.C. Hawkins as a “good man to take the census”. See Pawnee, 7 Page 6

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Governor Harvey accepted Booth’s recommendation and appointed Hawkins. Nine days later Hawkins finished his enumeration and filed his certified report with the governor. It showed a population of 674 men, women and children, an amazing figure in view of the difficulty Captain Booth had experienced in finding 40 legal electors to sign his petition. Dr. Rodgers was in Chicago recruiting settlers for his colony while Booth and his associates were taking the preliminary steps toward county organization. It is assumed that Dr. Rodgers went to Topeka and that he registered a protest with the governor and secretary of state, but they must have convinced him that nothing could or should be done to delay the organization of Pawnee County. Gov. James M. Harvey’s proclamation admitting Pawnee as the 65th county was dated Nov. 4, 1872. Larned became the permanent county seat of Pawnee County in an election held on Oct. 7, 1873.

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Dr. Rodgers and Booth were opposing candidates for state representative. Rodgers won the seat, but Booth, although denied membership in the Legislature, had considerable influence in that body. The boundries of Pawnee County were changed, cutting 12 miles off the south, which left out Dr. Rodgers’ town, Petersburg, and adding six miles on the north, taken from Rush County and six miles on the east, taken from Stafford County. This, Booth observed, “brought Larned nearer the center of the county and strengthened it as the county seat.” It also cut off Petersburg and practically every other town in the county. When in 1874, a petition was presented to the Legislature asking that the original boundaries of Pawnee County be restored, the Legislature again came to the rescue of Booth and his county seat by returning one township to Pawnee – the one containing Garfield – and creating Edwards County from the “orphan townships.”


Decision Makers

State Representatives: In 2012, redistricting changed the boundary lines for many districts, both House and Senate, in Western Kansas. Mitch Holmes formerly served as House Representative for District 114, and moves on to serve State Senate District 33. The counties and cities that once fell within House District 114 are now part of 113. to be served by Marshall Chirstmann who ran unopposed and will take office in January 2013. This will be the 36 year old Lyons Republican’s first political office held. Mitchell Rucker, 19, is a newcomer to politics. He won a majority of the vote against two other Republican candidates during the primary election on August 7, 2012, and will take office in January 2013 to serve a much expanded House District 17. He is a lifetime resident of Hodgeman County.

Mitch Holmes, Senate District 33: First Term: 2013 Counties Barton, Stafford, Rice, Pratt, Kiowa, Edwards, Pawnee, Rush, Ness, Lane and Scott Rice County Townships Bushton, Frederick, Chase, Alden, and Raymond

Sometimes the only thing stopping a person from contacting the office of their congressman or congresswoman – or any other elected government official, for that matter – is not having their address or telephone number. It’s not always easy to find a mailing or e-mail address, phone number or fax number. No wonder so many of us are frustrated with the way the government operates. Below you will find for your convenience a list of local, state and national lawmakers who make decisions about your everyday life. PAWNEE COUNTY The Pawnee County Commission has three elected commissioners who meet Monday of each week at 9 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the courthouse, second floor, 715 Broadway, Larned, KS 67550 620-285-3721, (fax) 620-285-3802 John Haas, 1st District, 620-285-2622 Donna Pelton, 2nd District, 620-285-6586 Kathy Bowman, 3rd District, 620-285-2530 CITIES Burdett City Council City Hall: 207-1/2 Elm, Burdett, KS 67523 620-525-6279 Mayor Leon Jennings, 620-804-0683 Council members: Bryan Delp, 620-525-6718; Joe Griffie, 620-525-1003; Joe Miller, 620-525-6209; Lee Olsen, 620-525-6707; Ronald R. Olson, 620-525-6215

Marshall Christmann, House District 113: First Term: 2013 Counties Barton, Pawnee, Pratt and Stafford Cities Lyons, Chase, Alden, Raymond, Hidson, Stafford, St. John, Seward, Radium, Macksville, Byers, Preston, Pratt, Cullison, Sawyer, Coats, and Iuka Barton County Cities Ellinwood, Pawnee Rock

Garfield City Council City Building: P.O. Box 3, Garfield, KS 67529 620-569-2385 Mayor Richard Mehringer Council members: Robert Hoch, Marvin Warner, Tim Krob, Thon Basom, Ed Ummel Larned City Council City Hall: 417 Broadway, Larned, KS 67550 620-285-8500 Mayor Robert Pivonka, 620-285-6039 First Ward, Gary Rainbolt, 620-285-6554 First Ward, Charles Spina, 620-285-7017 Second Ward, David Zecha, 620-285-6237 Second Ward, George Elmore, 620-285-6778 Third Ward, Dennis Wilson, 620-285-3453 Third Ward, Harry Zielke, 620-285-2741 Fourth Ward, Kim Barnes, 620-285-3541 Fourth Ward, Barbara Hammond, 620-285-2894

Mitchell Rucker, House District 117: First Term: 2013 Pawnee County Cities Larned, Garfield, Rozel, and Burdett Rush County Cities Alexander, McCracken, LaCrosse and Liebenthal Ness County Cities Utica, Arnold, Ransom, Brownell, Beeler, Ness City, and Bazine Hodgeman County Cities Jetmore and Hanston Ford County Cities Spearville, Ford and Bucklin Kiowa County Cities Mullinville, Greensburg and Haviland Edwards County Cities Offerle, Kinsley, Lewis and Belpre

Rozel City Council City Hall: 110 Main St., Rozel, KS 67574 620-527-4399 Mayor Nancy Wilson, 620-527-4462 Council members: Candi Polson, 620-527-4541; Brad Colglazier 620-527-4597 Deanna Cantrel, 620-527-4410; Erin Josefiak 620-527-4404 Pamela Taylor, 620-527-4493 Page 8


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Government Schools Larned USD 495 120 E. 6th, Larned, KS 67550 620-285-3185 Board Marcia Giessel, president June Barger, vice president Jay Haremza, Brenda Hagerman, Sharon Arnold, Sharon Lessard, Kevin Reece

Pawnee Heights USD 496 100 N. Main; P.O. Box 98 Rozel, KS 67574 620-527-4212 Board Laurie Josefiak, president Phillip Hammeke, Pamela Delp, Rod Eldridge, Corey Reece, Gabriel Polson, Kevin Milch

National Offices President Barack H. Obama, Democrat The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 White House Comments: (202) 456-1111 Fax: (202) 456-2461 U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Republican 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510-1605 Phone: (202)224-4774 Fax: (202) 224-3514 Committee Membership: Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Senate Select Committeeon Ethics, Standing Committee on Finance, Standing Committee on Rules and Administration, Standing Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Republican, 1st District 126 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (205) 225-2715 Fax: (205) 225-5124 Committe Membership: Committee on Agriculture, Committee on Budget, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Tips for Effective Communication with Legislators You feel strongly about an issue, and want to make sure your elected officials know how you feel. Where to start? Here are some tips for getting your message heard. Write a letter 1. Be sure to make it brief. Limit your correspondance to no more than two pages. 2. Be respectful and limit yourself to one topic. Be sure to state your reasons for support or opposition to a bill. Personalize the issue if you can. 3. Be sure to include a return address and ask your legislator to send a return letter explaining their position on the issue. Make a phone call: 1. You will likely be speaking to a staff member, but don’t fret — they will make sure your elected official is informed of your opinion. When calling, ask to speak with the aid who handles the issue you are concerned with. 2. Identify yourself as a constituent. A zip code will help verify this. 3. Once you have done this, be sure to ask to leave a message letting the elected official know why your support or oppose the bill in question. You may

ask that the legislator respond to your phone call in writing, and ask that they respond with their position on the bill. Send an email 1. Due to overuse, email is not the best communication tool for making sure your elected official is informed of your position on an issue, unless you have a personal email address. That being said, the guidelines are pretty much the same for writing a letter. 2. Make sure you identify yourself as a constituent, and back it up with your name, street address, city, state and zip code. You are competing with thousands of emails a week, but those from constituents are considered the most important. 3. Address only one issue. In your final sentence, make sure to clearly state exactly what you are asking your elected official to do. 4. Ask for a response. If you receive a response letter, it means your email was read.

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Visit face to face 1. Probably the most effective means of communicating your like or dislike of an issue. Attend a town hall meeting and stick around afterwards for the best chance to catch your Senator or Representative. If that’s not possible, you can request an audience. 2. Elected officials websites usually include instructions on how to schedule a visit. 3. Offer the following information when scheduling: Requested date(s), number attending, the location and duration of the meeting, the subject and details of the meeting, and finally contact information including your name, phone number, address, orgainzation/affiliation (if applicable), and email address. On the day of the meeting, provide point-of-contact information.


State Offices Gov. Sam Brownback State Capitol 200 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 241S Topeka, KS 66612-1590 Phone: (785) 296-3232 Toll Free: 877-KSWORKS (877-579-6757)

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor Topeka, KS 66612-1590 Phone: (785) 296-5669 Toll Free: 800-748-4408 Fax: (785) 296-5669

Attorney General Derek Schmidt 120 SW 10th, 2nd Floor Topeka, KS 66612-1597 Phone: (785) 296-2215 Fax: (785)296-6296

Secretary of State Kris Kobach Memorial Hall 120 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612-1594 Phone: (785)296-4564

State Treasurer Ron Estes 900 SW Jackson, Ste. 201 Topeka, KS 66612-1235 (785)296-3171

Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger 420 SW 9th St. Topeka, KS 66612-1678 Phone: (785)296-3071 Fax: (785) 296-7805 Consumer Assistance Hotline 1-800-432-2484 (KS only)

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It’s the Law PAWNEE COUNTY Sheriff, Scott King Undersheriff: Chris Turner County Jail 116 W. Eighth, Larned 620-285-2211, Fax: 620-285-7073

COURT SERVICES Larned Municipal Court 417 Broadway, 620-285-8500 1st and 3rd Thursdays Judge, Julie Fletcher Cowell Pawnee County District Court District Judge, Bruce Gatterman 715 Broadway St., 620-285-2247 Magistrate Judge, Julie Cowell 715 Broadway St., 620-285-6937 Clerk of the District Court Kay Schartz, Chief Clerk 715 Broadway St., 620-285-6937 Linda Atteberry, 620-659-2217

PAWNEE COURTHOUSE Pawnee County Court Services 24th Judicial District, 620-285-3100 Pawnee County Attorney, John Settle 620-285-2139, Fax: 620-285-6293 Pawnee County Clerk, Ruth Searight 620-285-3721, Fax: 620-285-2559 Administrative calls: 620-285-3721

DOMESTIC RELATIONS COUNSELOR 606 Topeka, Suite 4, Larned Shana O’Neil, 620-285-3100 202 W. Sycamore, Ness City Sue Fehrenbach, director 785-798-3695

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Emergency Numbers There’s no telling when it might happen. It never happens at a convenient time, even if there were such a thing. But something has gone terribly wrong and now you have an emergency on your hands. You need help and you need help as soon as it can get to you.

You find an injured animal? Burdett – City Maintenance Manager 620-525-6676 Garfield – Mayor; 620-569-2240 Rozel – City Office; 620-527-4399 Larned – Police Department; 620-285-8545 Pawnee County Sheriff – 620-285-2211

What do you do? Pick up the phone and call someone for help. Below is a brief list of telephone numbers for agencies that handle those problems and more. Calls should be made during normal weekday hours, unless otherwise indicated.

You see someone being cruel to an animal: Burdett – City Maintenance Manager 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 Garfield – Mayor; 620-569-2240 Rozel – City Office; 620-527-4399 Larned – Police Department; 620-285-8545

There’s an emergency? Police and fire departments – 911 There’s a power outage in your neighborhood? KPL – 800-794-4780 Midwest Energy-Rozel & Burdett – 800-222-3121 You suspect child abuse? Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services 620-792-5324 Pawnee County Sheriff – 620-285-2211 Larned Police – 620-285-8545

You want to know if your pet is at the pound? Burdett – City Maintenance Manager 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 Garfield – Mayor; 620-569-2240 Rozel – City Office; 620-527-4399 Larned – Police Department; 620-285-8545 You want to talk to the mayor? Burdett – Leon Jennings 620-804-0683 Garfield – Richard Mehringer 620-569-2240 Larned – Robert Pivonka – 620-285-6039 Rozel – Nancy Wilson – 620-527-4462 Your water main breaks? Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2373 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel – 620-527-4399

You smell gas? Kansas Gas Service – 800-794-4782 Black Hills Energy-Burdett – 800-303-0752 You want to know if you are eligible for an affordable rental or housing unit? Contact a local real estate agent Department of Housing and Urban Development Housing counseling for home buyers and renters 1-800-569-4287 You want to complain about a parking ticket or loud music? Pawnee County Sheriff – 620-285-2211 Larned Police – 620-285-8545 You want to register to vote? Pawnee County Clerk – 620-285-3721 City of Larned, 412 Broadway Pawnee County Health Dept. at the Courthouse.

You want to know if you live in a flood zone? Emergency Preparedness Director, Mark Wagner, 715 Broadway, Larned, 67550, 620-285-8966

You have a question about water quality? Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2373 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel – 620-527-4399 You see someone illegally dumping garbage in an unincorporated area? Pawnee County Sheriff – 620-285-2211 Larned Police – 620-285-8545 You have a health question? Pawnee County Health Department 620-285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 You want to escape domestic violence? Family Crisis Center 620-793-1965 You need a referral for day care? Pawnee County Health Department 620-285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 You want to subscribe to a local newspaper? Great Bend Tribune 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend 1-800-950-8742 The Tiller & Toiler – 115 W. 5th, Larned 620-285-3111 You want a business license? Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2373 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel –620-527-4399

You have a zoning question? Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2373 Larned — 620-285-8500 Pawnee County – 620-285-3721 Rozel – 620-527-4399

You have a question about farming activities? Pawnee County Extension – 620-285-6901

You know of an unsafe sidewalk or street or have a street light problem? Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2373 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel – 620-527-4399

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PAWNEE COUNTY INFORMATION Pawnee County Commission Pawnee County has three elected commissioners who meet Monday of each week at 9 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the courthouse, second floor, 715 Broadway Larned 620-285-3721 (fax) 620-285-2559 John Haas, 1st District 620-285-2622 Donna Pelton, 2nd District 620-285-6586 Kathy Bowman, 3rd District 620-285-2530 Directory of Departments

Ruth M. Searight County Clerk 715 Broadway 620-285-3721(fax) 620-285-2559

Kathy Jadwin County Treasurer 620-285-3746 (fax) 620-285-3802

Jacque Schulze Pawnee County Register of Deeds 620-285-3276 (fax) 620-285-2908

Carl Miller County Appraiser 620-285-2915 (fax) 620-285-3802

Kurt Demel County Highway Administrator 615 East 10th 620-285-6141 (fax) 620-285-2910

John M. Settle County Attorney 620-285-2139 (fax) 620-285-3665

Planning Commissioners Phil Busenbark – 620-285-6196 Carole Converse – 620-285-2058 Carl Dilley – 620-285-3222 Ken Fenwick – 620-285-7229 Vicki Gillett – 620-285-3216

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Applebees Bar & Grill 3209 10th Arby’s 3413 10th Braum’s 4209 10th Burger King 3929 10th Chosen Wok 3908 10th Classic Inn Asian and American 1 South Patton Road Corner Bistro 407 McKinley Delgado’s Mexican 2210 10th Diane’s Diner 807 10th EaZy Street 54 NE 20 Road Ernie’s Bar and Grill 916 Main Gambino’s 1309 Main Granny’s Kitchen 925 10th Great Bend Coffee 2015 Lakin Great Bend Taco 3106 10th Great Wall Chinese Buffet 4705 W. 10th Highland Hotel 3017 10th Johnson’s Smokehouse Barbecue 1624 10th Kentucky Fried Chicken 2917 10th Kiowa Kitchen Mexican 214 East Barton Co. Rd. La Fiesta Mexican 3212 10th Leann’s Diner 2520 10th Long John Silver’s 3800 10th

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Los Dos Potrillos Mexican Lumpy’s Bar & Grill Mary’s Kitchen Burritos McDonald’s Mr. Burger Montana Mike’s Steak House Napolis Italian Restaurant The Page Bistro Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza Perkin’s Family Restaurant & Bakery Perks Coffee Shoppe Pizza Hut (1) Pizza Hut (2) Playa Azul Mexican Restaurant Sonic Drive-in Subway Deli (1) Subway Deli (2) Taco Bell The Rack Billiard Cafe Walnut Bar & Grill Wendy’s Woodie’s Smokehouse BBQ

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The Elks Lodge 1120 Kansas Great Bend 620.793.3651

1109 Main Street, Great Bend • (620) 793-8668

• Weddings • Business Meetings • Parties • Gatherings

“Your After Hours Hangout”

Rooms available for groups of 10 to 300 Best dance floor in central Kansas Full service bar and/or catering services

Friends • Music Pool • Darts Cold Beer • Wine Cocktails • Pizza


4301 10th

Opens At 4:00pm Monday-Friday and 7:00pm on Saturday



Open Wednesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 2:00am Beer & Cocktails Pool Tables, Dart Boards, Big Screen TV’s & Mor’

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Pawnee County Dining Burdett Cafe 204 Broadway, Burdett 620-525-6660

Rozel Main Street Bar & Grill 104 N. Main, Rozel 620-527-4266

Sweet & Eats 422 Broadway, Larned 620-804-1903

Burdett Senior Center 203 Elm, Burdett 620-525-6655

Rozel Senior Center 105 Main, Rozel 620-527-4366

Subway 105 E. 14th, Larned 620-285-6595

Delicious Creations, Larned 418 Broadway 620-804-6250

Scraps 612 Broadway, Larned 620-285-8977

Welcome Inn 113 W. 4th, Larned 620-285-3504

El Dos De Oros 417 W. 14th, Larned 620-285-6238

Sonic 114 W. 14th, Larned 620-285-6400

Wendy’s 119 W. 14th, Larned 620-285-8909

Grumpy’s Larned Country Club 681 E. 14th Street, Larned 620-285-3935 Meyer Deli 902 Broadway, Larned 620-285-2222 The Peking Garden 621 Edwards, Larned 620-285-2263 Pizza Hut 126 W. 14th, Larned 620-285-3101 The Rain Barrel 1317 Kansas, Larned

Kidz‛ Zone

Custom Processing of Beef, Hogs, Lamb and Goat

playroom Only indoor play place in Barton County

at Treader’s Place


Dine-In • Carry-Out • Delivery


Lunch Buffet

Open 10:30 am to 10:00 pm 7 Days A Week

1309 Main • Great Bend

Quality Meats, LLC Mon–Fri: 8-6 Sat: 8-12 Extended hours during deer season

Deli Trays, Beef & Pork Bundles - Made to order

759 E. 14th, Larned • 620-285-6376 and 508 Broadway, Larned • 620-285-8988

New Owner Jana Herdman

Carroll Bennett, Owner • 785-364-6396 cell

Wild Game Processing is available year round!

Dine-In ~ Carry Out ~ Catering HOURS MON-FRI

11-2pm, 5-8:30pm

620-793-3786 2210 Tenth GREAT BEND, KANSAS


Authentic Hickory Smoked BBQ

Beaver & Terri Delgado, Owners

(Between Marmies & Riley School) ~ along the Santa Fe Trail

Great Barbecue in Great Bend

1624 10th Street 620.792.4700

HOURS OPEN Monday ~ Saturday 11AM to 2PM Monday ~ Thursday 5PM to 8PM Friday & Saturday 5PM to 9PM

Dine-in, carry-out, catering or book your private parties on the weekends. Page 16


Braum’s is looking for top quality management... we’re talking!

Cream o f t he Crop he re!!


Hiring for the following positions!

Night Shift Supervisors

Management positions

$10.25-$10.75 + OT

Day Shift Supervisors $10.00-$10.25 + OT

The work schedule is a 45 hour work week with a set schedule. You work 5/9 hour days. Day Shift: 5:30am-3:00pm Night Shift: Sun.-Thurs. 2:30pm-11:00pm Fri-Sat. 2:30pm-11:30pm

Full-time Positions $8.00-$8.25 Part-time Adults Positions $7.75-$8.25

Management opportunities galore with 7 Management positions per store. Work for a rapidly growing company!

with a .25 cent raise automatically after 90 days

Part-time Kids Positions $7.25-$7.75 with a .25 cent raise automatically after 90 days

Day and evening shifts available. We will work with your schedule. Advancement opportunities based on your performance.

No food service experience necessary. We provide on the job training.

Night/Day Assistant Managers $11 hr + Bonus Potential

Bonuses paid every 2 weeks average pay w/bonus. $33-$35K.

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Barton County Dining Beaver Mo’s Place Grill & Brew Pub 1908 Elm


Claflin Beer 30 Bar & Grill

Main St.


Ellinwood John Henry’s Lone Wolf Restaurant

518 E. Santa Fe 106 N. Main

620-564-3676 620-564-2829

Galatia Back Roads Grill

575 Main


Hoisington Dairy Queen restaurant Gambino’s Pizza Mi Tierra Pizza Hut Shaney’s

301 E. 9th (East K-4) 250 S. Main 118 E. 1st 56 W. Hwy K-4 571 S. Main

620-653-2806 620-653-2270 620-292-6009 620-653-4976 620-653-2070

Great Mexican Food ut Carry-O e l Availab

Take Your Taste Buds South of the Border for a Fantastic Flavor Fiesta!


Monday: All Margaritas 1/2 Price Wednesday: All Beer 1/2 Price Domestic & Imported Thursday: Kids Menu 1/2 Price

Dine with us for authentic Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos, Quesadillas, and a variety of more Mexican specialties.

La Fiesta of Great Bend

Hours: Mon-Tues-Weds-Thurs-Sun 11am - 9pm Fri & Sat: Open Till 10pm 3212 10th St., Great Bend 620-796-2032 Page 19

Recreation Burdett City park at Locust & Michigan Basketball court, two tennis courts, playground equipment, picnic shelter, miniature golf For recreation information, contact the city office at 620-525-6279

Garfield Downey Memorial Park, 3rd and 4th St. Tennis courts, picnic area, playground equipment, basketball court, bandshell Camp Criley Park North of U.S. 56 on Pawnee For recreation information, contact the city at 620-569-2373

Rozel Jordaan Community Park Elmore and Main Street Tennis courts, playground equipment and picnic shelter Ballpark at Cline & Edwards Street For recreation information, contact the city at 620-527-4399

High Schools

Larned Tera Jordaan Park at 1600 Toles Ball diamond, room for major activities

coed softball, yoga, volleyball

Doerr Vernon Park Splash Pad 1500 Carroll. Tennis and playground

Other Activities

Schnack/Lowery, 544 W. 4th Ball field, picnicking, swimming, playground, skate park, 4-H Bldg. The John Schnack Express Train is located here with free rides

Larned Swimming Pool 100 W. First, 620-285-8957

Southeast Neighborhood Park 307 Park. Playground

Baseball American Legion Baseball (19 and under) Chris Froetschner, 620-285-1345 Purple Panthers Baseball Chad Erway, 620-285-9705

Earl Roberts Stadium Fourth and Carroll Baseball and tennis

Fastpitch Softball Larned Renegades (10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under) Mary Perez, 620-285-2312

Recreation Larned Community Center 1500 Toles, 620-285-6002 Recreation Director, Mike Seeman Auditorium, gymnasium, kitchen and meeting facilities Children’s activities: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball Adult activities: Aerobics, basketball

Golf Course Larned Country Club 681 E. 14th, 620-285-3935 Athletic Club Unique Physique Gym 424 W. 14th, 620-285-7015 Bowling Fairway Lanes U.S, 56, 620-285-3631 Page 20

Larned High School Indians Mid Central Activities Association Brent Harrell, athletic director 620-285-2151 Boys sports: Football, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track, tennis, golf, baseball Girls sports: Volleyball, cross country, tennis, basketball, track, softball, golf, cheerleading Pawnee Heights Schools Tigers Southern Plains Iroquois Activities Association (SPIAA) Mark Pywell, activities director 620-527-4211 Boys sports: Football (co-op at Larned), basketball, track, golf Girls sports: Volleyball, golf, basketball, track

Middle Schools

Larned Middle School Indians Casey Cloninger, 620-285-8430 Boys sports: Football (co-op with Pawnee Heights), basketball, track, wrestling Girls sports: Volleyball, basketball, track, cheerleading Pawnee Heights Schools Tigers Mark Pywell, activities director 620-527-4211 Boys sports: Football (co-op at Larned), basketball, track Girls sports: Volleyball, basketball, track

Post Offices and Veterinarians

pOST oFFICE Burdett — 67523

Burdett Postmaster Judy Wasko, 202 Elm, 620-525-6631 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Garfield — 67529

Garfield Postmaster Doris Warner, 213 3rd, 620-569-2210 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to noon & 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Larned Veterinary Clinic

Larned — 67550

Larned Postmaster Steve Penick, 803 Broadway, 620-285-2791 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Stamps may also be purchased at Dillons, 423 Main

Rozel — 67574

Postmaster Pam Spreier, 108 N. Main, 620-527-4229 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

1443 10th Ave., 620-285-3153 Dr. Mike Burdett, DVM

Frick Veterinary Services

1112 K-19 Road South, 620-285-5267 Dr. Christina Frick, DVM

Pawnee County Humane Society

1406 M5 Road, 620-285-8510 Monday-Friday, noon-2:00 p.m., Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Assembly of God Church 620-285-3077 Pastor: Ryan Webster 921 Broadway, Larned Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Youth Group: 6:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church 620-285-2035 Father Warren Stecklein 1111 State Street, Larned Monday Mass: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday Mass: 4:30 p.m. (Larned State Hospital) Wednesday Mass: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Mass: 8:30 a.m. (at Church) Friday Mass: 9:30 a.m. (Larned Healthcare Center) Saturday Mass: 5 p.m. Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.

The Father’s House of Larned 620-285-7377 Pastor: Michael Pfortmiller 221 E. 10th St., Larned Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.


Faith Fellowship Church 620-525-6261 Pastor: Roger Alford 7 miles west of Burdett on K-156 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study: 6 p.m.

BAPTIST Rozel First Baptist Church 620-527-4385 Pastor: Robert Turner 100 Grand, Rozel Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. BAPTIST – SOUTHERN First Southern Baptist Church 620-285-3294; 620-804-1863 Pastor: Mark Slattery 1224 Corse Ave., Larned Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Youth Group: 6 p.m. EPISCOPAL Sts. Mary & Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church 620-285-6503 Pastor: Rev. Kevin Schmidt 803 Henry Booth, Larned Worship: 10 a.m. Youth Group: 6 p.m. Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 620-285-6519 or 620-324-5621 Elder: Jack Roberts 922 Park Street, Larned Public Talk: 10 a.m. Sunday Watchtower Study: 10:45 a.m. Theocratic Ministry School: 7:30 p.m. Thursday CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Escue Chapel CME 620-285-6611 Pastor: Rev. Paul Runnels 1220 Carroll Street, Larned Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Praise and Worship: 10:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.

The Lord’s Remnant 620-285-3724 Lay Leader: Rod Schmidt 521 Corse Ave., Larned Worship: 10:30 a.m. Saturday

Larned Church of Christ 620-285-6143 Minister James Underwood 1515 Carroll Ave., Larned Worship: 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 620-285-3183 Pastor: Bill Fitzgerrel 701 Main, Larned Worship: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Coffee: 9:30 a.m. Burdett United Methodist 620-525-6232 Pastor: Bradley McCoy 502 Elm, Burdett Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. Rozel United Methodist 620-527-4375 103 Lowery Street, Rozel Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.

Rozel Christian Fellowship 620-525-6720 Pastor: Stan Bryant Smith Edwards Street, Rozel Saturday Worship: 7 p.m. LUTHERAN – MISSOURI SYNOD Grace Lutheran Church 620-285-2013 Pastor: Richard Langness 524 Carroll, Larned Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Children: 3:45 p.m.

CHRISTIAN     First Christian Church 620-285-2964; 620-285-9883 Pastor: Dan Lundgren Eighth and Topeka, Larned Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Study: 5:30 p.m. (Sept.-May) NAZARENE

Church of the Nazarene 620-285-6392; 620-982-4810 Pastor: Rev. Leroy Lyon 1024 Broadway, Larned Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m. LUTHERAN – ELCA Garfield Lutheran Church 620-569-2395 Pastor: Margaret Gary 203 Sherman, Garfield Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 620-285-6033 Pastor: Rev. Dennis Scheibmeir 1004 W. Eighth Street, Larned Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Coffee/Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. Childrens Church: 11:20 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Seventh-Day Adventist Church 620-285-2952 Eighth and Deanne, Larned Saturday Worship: 1 p.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Saturday: Noon Fellowship

Beckwith Mortuary & Monuments 100 years of our family serving yours

Garfield United Methodist 620-569-2396 Pastor: Irving Simon 200 Sherman, Garfield Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 6:30 p.m.

Member of the Order of the Golden Rule

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Recycling B&B Recycling & Salvage

992 S Road, Larned 620-285-2880 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon Accepts scrap metal, iron, aluminum, brass


A Pride Committee has been formed to organize recycling efforts. A trailer is shared with the city of Burdett, alternating weeks and is located on Main Street in Rozel

Larned Recycling

831 E. 14th, 620-285-8555 Outside containers accept paper, magazines, books, paperboard, glass, bottles, aluminum cans Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon

Pawnee County Landfill

Hazardous Household Waste, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-noon May 4, 2013, 9 a.m.-noon Pawnee County Highway Shop 723 North Trail, Larned



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Pawnee County Landfill

Transfer Station, 1044 K Road 1.5 miles south of Larned Construction, Demolition Facility Collection Site, Metal, Wire, Appliances with Freon Compost Site, Burn Pit for Brush, Tree Limbs Household Trash Monday 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 8-11:30 a.m. Trash transported to Barton County Landfill 350 NE 30 Road, Great Bend

Eldridge Fencing, Inc. Residential & Commercial 620-793-7970 • 80 Tenth St. • Great Bend “The original vinyl fence company in Central Kansas.”

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Support - In Need

United Way of Central Kansas

1125 Williams, Great Bend Julie Bugner-Smith, 620-792-2403

Adult Protective Services

Elder or dependent adult abuse can be physical, psychological, sexual, emotional or financial. Abusers can be caregivers, acquaintances or family members – 800-922-5330

Alcoholism/Substance Abuse

Sunrise Inc., 523 Main Street, Larned 620-285-3462, 1-800-373-6755 A structured, supportive environment and a professional staff to help men and women in their recovery process. Narcotics Anonymous meets at First Christian Church Annex, 716 Broadway, Larned. Meetings are Sunday 8 p.m., Monday 7 p.m. and Thursday at 8 p.m.

American Red Cross

Economic & Employment Support

Social and Rehabilitation Services Larned State Hospital, Larned 620-285-4630 Temporary assistance for families (cash assistance), food assistance, medical assistance, child care assistance and general assistance.

Emergency Aid Salvation Army Helps with groceries and prescription assistance. First Christian Church 620-285-2964 or First United Methodist Church 620-285-3183 Pawnee County Ministerial Alliance Provides emergency aid. Most pastors in Pawnee County are contacts.

Food Services

Reno County Chapter Megan Gottscahlk Hammersmith 111 N. Walnut, Hutchinson, KS, 67501 620-663-0804, 1-800-REDCROSS

Friendship Meals 113 W. 4th, Larned - 620-285-3504 Pawnee County Food Pantry Larned - 620-285-3183

Children In Need

Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice 3623 Broadway, Great Bend 620 792-8171 or 800-657-5733 ext. 169 Hospice Care of Kansas 1-888-276-5757 - 1-620-664-5757

Domestic Violence

Center for Counseling and Consultation 5815 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-2544

Social and Rehabilitation Services Larned State Hospital 620-285-4630 Juvenile Justice Authority 606 Topeka, Larned 620-285-2487 - Fax: 620-285-6721 Family Crisis Center Inc., Great Bend 620-792-1885

Hospice Care

Mental Illness

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Sexual Assault

Family Crisis Center Inc Great Bend - 620-792-1885 1-888-END-ABUSE (1-888-363-2287)

Respite Care

St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center 3515 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-2411

ElderCare, Inc.

1819 11th St., Great Bend 620-792-5942

Adult Protective Services

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services 800-922-5330 Report abuse Kansas Department of Health & Environment Bureau of Health Facilities 800-842-0078 Nursing home complaint

Self Help Network

The Self-Help Network of Kansas 800-445-0116 A statewide clearinghouse for self-help groups; referrals provided to more than 3,000 Kansas and national support group organizations and help-lines with cost-free technical assistance to new and existing groups.

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Support - In Need Support, from page 24

HOTLINES Child/Adult Abuse Reporting 800-922-5330

Kansas Children’s Service League Parent Helpline


316-942-4261, 800-332-6378 Box 517, Wichita

Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault

Kansas Legal Services, Inc.

Family Crisis Center

Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program

620-792-1300, 888-305-0029

888-363-22873, 888-END-Abuse 620-792-1885, 866-792-1885



Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Tobacco Cessation 1-800-QUIT-NOW


Safe Haven Sites for Infants

(Customer Assistance) 800-766-9012

Great Bend Regional Service Center

Nursing Home Complaints

Kansas Department for Children and Families

1305 Patton Road, Great Bend

800-842-0078 Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Poison Control 800-222-1222

Family is why we do it all. Kale Erway, Agent 621 Broadway Larned, KS 67550 Bus: 620-285-6955



Fraud Abuse Hotline


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MEDICAL CARE LISTINGS 911 for all emergencies

Physical Therapy

Larned EMS 620-285-8505

Pawnee Valley Sports Spine Physical Therapy 522 Broadway, 620-285-8605 Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine 117 W. 6th, 620-285-6011 Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine 1514 K-96 Hwy., Great Bend, 620-792-5073 Achieve Rehab 1410 Polk Street Great Bend, 620-792-2111

Dentists Dr. Joe Rosenberg, DDS, PA 613 Larned, 620-285-3886 Smith Dental Clinic Dr. Terry Smith, DDS, Dr. Trent Smith, DDS, 706 Fort Larned, 620-285-6531 Senior Living

Orthopedic Surgery

Country Place Senior Living 714 W. 9th, 620-285-6900 Larned Health Care & Living Center 1114 W. 11th, 620-285-6914 Terrace Apartments 1112 W. 11th, 620-285-6914

Central Kansas Orthopedic Group 1514 K-96 Hwy., Great Bend, 620-792-4383

Senior Centers Burdett Senior Center, 620-525-6655 Garfield Over 50 Club, 620-569-2474 Welcome Inn Center, Larned, 620-285-3504 Eye Care Larned Eye Health 722 Mann, 620-285-2105 Hospital Pawnee Valley Community Hospital 923 Carroll, 620-285-3161 Pharmacies Reed Discount Pharmacy 326 W. 14th, 620-285-6286 Shopko Pharmacy 908 E. 14th, 620-285-3546

Mental Health Hospital Larned State Hospital, 1301 Kansas K-264, Larned 620-285-4380 Interim Superintendent Thomas Kinlen. The largest psychiatric hospital in the state of Kansas, serving individuals from 59 counties in central and western Kansas. Provides support services to State agencies in the surrounding area. Three program areas are State Security, Sexual Predator Treatment Program, and Adult/Youth Psychiatric Services. Larned State Hospital strives to provide the best possible care and treatment for patients admitted to the facility. Using state of the art technology, and a comprehensive and collaborative treatment team approach, each patient’s treatment plan is individualized to fit the specific needs of the patient. The quality of care provided by the staff of Larned State Hospital is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission on Accreditation.

Chiropractors Larned Chiropractic Clinic 1202 W. 11th, 620-285-6909 Perez Chiropractic, 313 W. 13th, 620-285-6600 Brantley Chiropractic, LLC 1810 Main, Great Bend, 620-793-5588 Pediatrics Great Bend Childrens Clinic 1021 Eisenhower, Great Bend, 620-792-5437 Home Equipment Services Medical Park Home Equipment, LLC 4010 10th Street, Great Bend, 620-793-7828 Health Care Services Healthy Choice Clinic 200 E. 8th, 620-285-6041 Life Center Clinic 112 E. 6th, 620-804-2691 Pawnee Valley Medical Associates 713 W. 11th, 620-804-6007

PAWNEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 715 Broadway; Larned 620-285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 Fax 620-285-3246 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday 1- 5 p.m The Pawnee County Health Department is a public health agency that provides preventive health care, such as immunization clinics, well child clinics. It can assist clients to obtain medical care if needed. Pawnee County Health Department’s professional staff provides care to individuals through its services available to residents of Pawnee County. Services are strictly confidential. Emphasis is placed on preventive health care services and education. Health care with the department is partly paid for through Federal and State Grants; Fees for service/self pay; Medicaid, Medicare and other 3rd party insurance donations.

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Health Child Health Assessments Health assessments are provided to children for first time Kansas school entrants, child care required assessments and Health Wave-eligible to age 19 or Medicaid-eligible to age 21. Services include physical examinations, developmental evaluation, laboratory tests, vision and hearing screenings and referrals. Health Screening Clinics Services include blood pressure check, hearing test, urine test, health counseling, hemoglobin (anemia), weight check, pneumonia, tetanus/diphtheria and yearly flu vaccinations. Pawnee Plaza and Welcome Inn (blood pressure checks only on designated days) Nursing Health Assessments Consultation and Evaluation. Assessments may include health history, exam, hearing, vision, developmental, and laboratory screenings. Brief Nursing Assessment; Kindergarten Physicals; Day Care Children, Providers; Kan Be Healthy (Medicaid).. Disease Control Services include tuberculosis testing, consultations, prophylactic treatment. We also provide consultation, education and follow-up on other communicable diseases. Monthly Lab Day 4th Friday of each month by appointment. Several different blood tests available. Private pay fees. No health insurance is billed includ-

ing Medicare. Preventive Services Lipid Profile and blood sugar screening; Blood Pressure; Hemoglobin (Anemia); Urinalysis; Vision; Hearing (Audiometer/ Tympanometry); Lead Screening; Tuberculosis testing, medication and  monitoring. Follow-up of other communicable diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites that may present a hazard to other individuals and/or the community. WIC Nutrition Program Free nutrition education and supplemental food program, for pregnant or breast-feeding women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 years in Pawnee County. Financial, nutritional, and/or medical requirements must be met to be eligible. Services include nutritious foods that supply specific nutrients, nutrition education, regular assessments and breastfeeding support. Women’s Health Care Health care for women of all ages. Provides a complete physical and laboratory tests. Birth control information and methods of birth control available. Annual pap smears, breast exam and referrals.. Monthly clinics scheduled. Evening clinic hours are available. Pre-conception information for a healthy pregnancy. Reproductive counseling, referral for infertility. Sliding Fee Scale charge. Medicaid cards accepted and some other

insurances. Pregnancy testing. Child Care Licensing Child care licensing helps protect the health, safety and welfare of children in care away from their own homes. Application information available for state child care programs for licensing day care homes, group day care, child care centers, and pre-schools. Services include on-site annual evaluation visits of licensed facilities, initial inspection visits of the day car home or center to verify compliance with state regulations, investigation of complaints, consultation visits, providing information to those interested in becoming licensed or registered child care providers. Call for times and dates of the child care orientation class. Outreach Clinics Blood Pressure checks at the Pawnee Plaza and Welcome Inn. Call for dates and times. Flu vaccine clinics held each fall. Mini-health fairs by arrangement. Nail Care

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ARNED — As the construction continues at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, the goal of a new hospital gets closer every day. The $18.3 million hospital is constructed with funding from Medicare reimbursement, profit from Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, a 1 percent sales tax and an annual 6-mill county-wide healthcare levy. Sometime in February, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital employees will begin moving to the new facility. “The work has gone extremely well and has surpassed expectations,” said Matt Heyn, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital administrator. “The front entrance is a state-of-theart health care facility. It bodes confidence. When they see that majestic main entrance, they will believe they will get high quality healthcare.” Heyn attends regular construction meetings to keep abreast with construction progress. “Those regular meetings are extremely important because everyone gets to provide input and ask questions,” Heyn said. “You have to keep communication in place for two weeks at a time.” Heyn said Pawnee County commissioners recently toured the facility. “By walking through the facility, they saw the progress and got answers to any questions they had,” Heyn said. Pawnee County commissioner John Haas has attended construction meetings and kept commissioners advised on progress. “I’m extremely proud of the fact that we’re building an outstanding facility, perhaps the finest critical care access in the state,” Haas said. “We’ll look back some day and will be pleased we took this step.” Haas attends construction

meetings twice a week to keep abreast of current progress as a representative of the commission. As many as 84 workers work at the same time. “It amazes me on how knowledgeable and what a tremendous amount of ex-

pertise the contractors, sub-contractors and architects exhibit,” Haas said. “When they are all working inside, each contractor carves out their own space. The general contractor makes sure everything works smoothly. They go about their

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work in a professional, coordinated effort.” Mike Smith serves as job superintendent for Murray Company, Overland Park, the construction firm. “The employees are well are well directed by Mike Smith and their foremen,” Heyn said. They get directions and go to work. They are working very hard and very diligently.” The Health Facilities Group, Wichita, is the architectural firm. Smith sees the sub-contractors at safety and superintendent’s meetings once a week. Smith sees each company’s owners twice a month. “We are very proud of Murray Company, which is fulfilling all our expectations,” Haas said. “Everything is right on schedule and costs have been reasonable. It’s been fun to see it all take place.” Haas said Pawnee Valley Community Hospital administrator Matt Heyn has kept the business side stable under the See Hospital, 29

Hospital Hospital, from page 28 direction of Hays-Med of Hays. “We couldn’t accomplish our goals without Hays Med and Matt Heyn’s leadership,” Haas said. “Those hospital employees are to be admired. They maintain a happy attitude and keep smiling doing their jobs. They see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s taken a cooperative effort from a lot of people.” Pawnee Valley’s medical staff is headed by Dr. David Sanger, chief of staff, along with Dr. Christine Goodwin and Dr. Mark Van Norden. Pawnee Valley Commissioner Kathy Bowman said a recent tour illustrated how well everything is progressing on the hospital. “We are pleased by how well everything is working together,” she said. “I’m very excited because the more you see, the more you can see it’s becoming a reality. Now, we can see the rooms and where everything is going to go. It’s great to see how much far they’ve progressed.” Haas said the official ribbon-cutting next spring is something he’s looking forward to. “It will be quite a ceremony when we cut the ribbon,” he said. “My obligation is to the people of Pawnee County. I know we’ll

look back and be pleased that we took this step.” The commissioners and local officials agree that the hospital guarantees reliable healthcare. “Larned is extremely fortunate to have a hometown hospital with a critical care access license,” said Courtland Holman, Larned Chamber president. “The hospital will be a reason why people will continue to reside in Larned. Having quality healthcare nearby is a major reason for employers and employees to reside in a community.” PVCH will maintain its operating capacity of 25 inpatient beds and its emergency care facilities while increasing its outpatient capacity, as well as its focus on longterm patient care.

Several local work crews are under the direction of Superintendent Lance Routledge of Commercial Builders. Rick Summers, part owner and Commercial Builders vice president, is also working in Larned. The company bid successfully for various jobs at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital for Murray Company. Commercial Builders is a general contractor that builds homes and works construction on various projects. Pawnee County waged a successful legal battle to secure a critical care access license and determine its medical future in a partnership with HaysMed. The city of Larned, Pawnee County, Pawnee County Attorney John Settle and HaysMed officials have worked together effectively.

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School Entry Requirements • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP): five doses required. Four doses acceptable if dose 4 given on or after the 4th birthday. • Poliomyelitis (IPV/OPV): four doses required. • Measles, Mumps, Rubella: two doses required. • Hepatitis B: three doses required through grade 12. • Varicella (chickenpox): two doses required for grades K-3 and 7-8; one dose required for grades 4-6 and 9-12 unless history of varicella disease. Two doses are currently recommended for all ages.

• Haemophilus influenzae type B (HiB): three doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs. • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV): four doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs. • Hepatitis A: two doses required for children less than 5 years of age. The first dose is given at 12 to 18 months of

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• Human Papillomavirus (HPV): three doses recommended for males and females at 11 years of age; not required for school entry. • Influenza: yearly vaccination recommended for all ages 6 months or older; not required for school entry. Information from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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Acupuncture Treatment Gains Some Advocates Slowly but surely, Dr. Scott Brantley has seen patients willing to undergo acupuncture treatment. The Great Bend chiropractor has been treating aches and pains since 1992 at Brantley Chiropractic. Brantley is a Fellow with the Acupuncture Society of America after 10 years of training. Brantley earned his acupuncture certification through Dr. Qizhi Gao of the Kansas College of Chinese Medicine in Wichita. Gao’s teaching programs are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. Brantley has also trained with Dr. Richard Yennie of Kansas City, Mo., who is credited with combining acupuncture treatment in conjunction with chiropractic adjustment in the U.S. Brantley said his patients who are helped by effective acupuncture treatment are his best advocates. “We’re having more people ask about acupuncture treatment,” he said. “More people are learning acupuncture is an effective treatment option. They are seeing the benefits.” Brantley said acupuncture has been effective treating fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness in localized areas. “For those chronic pain and sickness situations, acupuncture treatment has shown to be very effective,” Brantley said. “The patients smile and feel better.” For the majority of his acupuncture patients, Brantley uses electricity on the same acupuncture points that we would use a needle on. “Ninety percent use electricity,” he said. “You save some time because you don’t install needles and it’s just as effective.” Some patients have discovered that acupuncture treatment has proven effective when other methods have not worked with their problem. “Satisfaction with the treatment has been high,” Brantley said. “Acupuncture surprises me on a daily basis. Acupuncture treatment and chiropractic treatment are effective

ine by themselves. When you combine the two of them, it can be a powerful treatment plan. Most times, we do those treatments together.” An added bonus Brantley has noticed is when patients are treated for a particular pain issue, other associated issues also disappear. “The whole system is hooked together and when we treat patients for their pain symptoms, other symptoms disappear,” he said. Brantley earned his doctor of Chiropractic at Parker College in Dallas, Texas. Patients range ge from newborns to a 97-year-old patient. t. The average age is between 40 and 50 years old. Pain typically is the trigger for patients to try chiropractic care. Brantley said as a health care professional, he enjoys seeing patients show improvement with their pain or symptom. “Some of these causes are repetitive motion, an auto accident or simply wear-and-tear on the human body,” he said. “It’s common-sense health care. It gives you satisfaction when the patient feels better immediately.” Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. The main chiropractic treatment technique in-volves manual therapy, includingg manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues. Treatmentt h also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling.

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Pawnee County serves the educational needs of the residents from kindergarten through 12th grade. In the county, school is in session from mid August to mid May. There are three elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one K-12 school. Larned USD 495 120 E. 6th, Larned 67550 620-285-3185 • Fax 620-285-2973 The Board of Education meets the second Monday of each month at 120 E. 6th, Larned. USD 495 Board of Education: Marcia Giessel, president, June Barger, vice president, Jay Haremza, Brenda Hagerman, Sharon Arnold, Sharon Lessard, Kevin Reece Superintendent Jon Flint Attorney Phil Martin Board Clerk Tiffany Burris

Hillside Elementary, Lea Harding 502 W. Fifth, 620-285-2311 Northside Elementary, Lea Harding 1604 State, 620-285-2141 Phinney Elementary, Lea Harding 5113 E. 12th, 620-285-3181 Larned Middle School Derek Reinhardt 904 Corse, 620-285-8430 Larned High, Troy Langdon 815 Corse, 620-285-2151

Westside School, Rusty Wrinkle Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility 1301 Hwy 264, 620-285-0300 Tri-County Cooperative, ALC Margo Buscher 1022 Kansas, 620-285-3119 Pawnee County Learning Center 209 E. 6th, 620-285-7700 See Education, 35






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Pawnee Heights USD 496 100 W. Grand, Rozel, KS 67574 620-527-4212 USD 496 Board of Education meets at 100 W Grand, Rozel. 620-527-4212 Board of Education members Laurie Josefiak, president; Phillip Hammeke, Pamela Delp, Rod Eldridge, Cory Reece, Gabriel Polsen, Kevin Milch Attorney Phil Martin Board Clerk Cindy Colglazier

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Senior Citizens Recreation and services are offered at senior centers in Burdett, Garfield, Rozel and Larned. ElderCare has information vital for senior citizens’ well-being and lifestyle which can be picked up at the centers listed below. Burdett Senior Center 203 Elm 620-525-6655 Burdett Cafe 204 Broadway Ave. 620-525-6660 Activities and meeting times: Potluck–Mondays at noon Shiley Club–second Tuesday of the month Coffee and doughnuts– Third Friday, 9:30 -11 a.m. Ladies’ Coffee–Monday through Friday, 4-5 p.m. Mens’ Coffee–Sunday, 7-9 a.m. Garfield Senior Center Nystrom Building 206 N. Grant Over 50 Club–second Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring a covered dish, the meat is provided. Larned The Welcome Inn Senior Center, Inc. 113 West Fourth Street 620-285-3504 Activities and meeting times: Friendship Meals– Monday through Friday at noon (provided to anyone) Homebound meals are also available for eligible persons. Please call ahead for information and fees. Monthly menus available.

Carry-in noon meal–second Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Nutrition programs monthly, call for information. Game time–daily after lunch, card games, dominoes Bus trips available call for information. Coffee–Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Hearing Aid Service–second Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. Free Blood pressure checks– second Monday of the month. Birthdays and Anniversaries– third Thursday of each month with dinner and music. Parties for most holidays. Free legal service–periodically, call for information. Craft items for sale. Recycling–bring cans to recycle Building can be rented, call between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for information. Rozel Rozel Senior Citizens 105 Main Potluck dinners and meetings are scheduled.

Other Services Pawnee County Health Department 715 Broadway, Larned, 67550 620-285-6963, 1-800-211-4401 Fax: 620-285-3246 Open to Public Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 - 5 p.m. Tuesday 1-5 p.m. Hospice Care Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice 620-792-8171 Hospice Care of Kansas 1-888-276-5757 1-620-664-5757

Respite Care St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, Great Bend 620-792-2411 ElderCare, Inc. 620-792-5942, Great Bend Medical Alert System Central Kansas Health Equipment 620-793-5109 or 800-511-7385 Chore Services ElderCare, Inc., Great Bend 620-792-5942, (fax) 620-792-6049 These may include minor maintenance or heavy house cleaning, walk and yard maintenance. The Jordaan Memorial Library 724 Broadway, Larned, 67550 620-285-2876 Some services the library provides are Large Print books, Books on tape, Magazines, Videos, Meeting room, Copy machine, Art for rent, Internet access, Microfilm reader, Microfilm of Pawnee County newspaper and censuses. Magnifiers and vision aides. Mental health Center for Counseling and Consultation 620-285-3183 Larned Methodist Church, Wednesday and Thursday. Public mental health care facility, those with problems can come for help and guidance.

Legal Services Toll free legal advice and referral hotline. 1-888-353-5337 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Disabled Placard and/or Plate Pawnee County Treasurer 715 Broadway, Larned, 67550 620-285-3746 Fax 620-285-3802

Housing Authorities and Subsidized Housing Apartments for age 62+ or handicapped or assistance for families under age 62. Larned Housing Authority Pawnee Plaza 1801 Broadway, Box 8, Larned 620-285-6661 Santa Fe Trail Apartments 1312 Carroll, Larned 620-285-2630 Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Independent Living Larned Health Care & Living Center, 1114 W. 11th 620-285-6914 Terrace Apartments 1112 W. 11th, Larned 620-285-6914 Country Place Senior Living Laura Smith 710 W. Ninth, Larned 620-285-6212

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ARNED — The ninehole Larned Country Club layout features 2,747 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is 33.9 and it has a slope rating of 106. The Larned golf course, 681 E. 14th Street, opened in 1950. The course is open to the public. Larned Country Club 620-285-3935 is a well-maintained course featuring small and sloped Bentgrass greens. Three of the sloping fairways are doglegs and tree-lined. Water hazards come into play on three holes. Golf cart, pull cart and club rental is available. Grumpy’s Steakhouse & Bar is open for business at the Larned Country Club. The new restaurant, open to the public, is located at 681 E. 14th Street. Before opening, Grumpy’s owner Ron Ribordy, resided in Thomas County and graduated from McDonald High School in Rawlins County. He’s operated restaurants at Brewster and Levant called Grumpy’s Bar & Grill and R-Gio’s. Nearby Barton County offers four golf courses, including a pair of 18-hole layouts. The Club at Stone Ridge, 1458 24th Street in Great Bend, 620-792-4306, was the former Golden Belt Country Club. The 18-hole course plays to a par of 72 over 6,495 yards. This course features Bentgrass greens and Bermuda tees

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and fairways and is open to the public. Head pro Steve Gotsche operates a full-service pro shop with a complete practice area. Green fees are $27 during the week and $31 on weekends and holidays. Dave Lammie serves as golf course superintendent and Dru Lammie is the club manager. Lake Barton Golf Club, 673 U.S. 281 North, 620-653-4255, between Great Bend and Hoisington, offers an 18-hole course designed by Harry Robb in 1916. The par 70 course plays to 5,536 yards. Daily prices are $16 with weekend and holiday rates $21. Wayne Woods serves as golf course superintendent and Nick Roth is assistant superintendent. Mike Chambers works as club manager. Grove Park Golf Club, 407 W. 3rd in Ellinwood, 620- 564-3123, is a unique nine-hole par 64 course that features a premium on accuracy with several tree-lined fairways. John Thorson serves as golf course superintendent and Kurt Bressler works as club manager. Grove Park is the site of the annual Ellinwood High School Invitational. The Claflin Golf Course, NE 150 Ave. just off of K-156, was organized in 1943 when a nine-hole course was plotted two miles east and 1/2-mile north of Claflin.

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City Departments City Clerk, Linda Schadel 620-525-6279 Street/Utilities Superintendent Leonard Mostrom 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 City Attorney, Philip Martin City Fire Chief, Leonard Mostrom 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 City Library, Beverly Steffan, 620-525-6279 City Parks, Bryan Delp, 620-525-6279 City Zoning, Joe Miller, 620-525-6279 Animal Control, Leonard Mostrom 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279


City Council Councilmembers meet on the second Monday of each month, November through March at 7:30 p.m. and April through October at 8:00 pm at the City Hall 207-1/2 Elm, Burdett, KS, 67523 620-525-6279 There are five council members. Council members can be reached at the city office.

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urdett started originally as “Browns Grove” 23 miles west of Larned, named for Dr. Gallatin Brown who staked out the townsite in 1876. It was a thriving settlement and in 1879 Wright and Johnson built a flour mill with a dam on the Pawnee River furnishing power for the machinery. It was the first flour mill in Kansas west of Hutchinson and was in operation for eight years. The railroad was surveyed from Larned in 1885 and the first train arrived in 1886. The tracks came in a half mile south of “Browns Grove” so business moved to the railroad and the town was re-named “Burdett” by the railroad officials for a famous writer and humorist Robert Jones Burdette. This was the end of the line for a year and a hand operated turntable was used. These were the boom years for the town. The planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh of Burdett on March 13, 1930. However, an organization of professional astronomers decided in 2006 that Pluto, small as it is, is not a planet of the first class. They now list it in a second rank of planets, as a “dwarf planet.” Tombaugh graduated from Burdett Rural High School in 1925. Tombaugh made his first telescope, and what he initially learned of astronomy was learned among the currant bushes on his family’s Kansas farm. In the fall of 1928, he went to Flagstaff, Ariz., and was put in charge of the new 13-inch telescope at the Lowell Observatory. At one time there was a grade school and a high school with the 64th class graduating from Burdett High School in 1966. Burdett and Rozel unified to become “Pawnee Heights.”





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Area Code: 620 Population: 176 (2010) Land Area: 0.54 sq. mi. Median household income $46,200 (2010) Parks: 2 Miles of streets: 30 blocks Fire station: 1 City employees (full/part-time): 5 Churches Garfield Lutheran Church, ELCA 203 Sherman St., 620-569-2395 Garfield United Methodist Church 200 Sherman St., 620-569-2396 The City Council meet at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the City Building, 217 3rd Street P.O. Box 3, Garfield, KS 67529 Mayor Robert Hope Council Members Ed Ummel, Thon Basom, Bob Banes, Ray Wetzel, Rachel Bird City Departments City Clerk — Linda Meckfessel 620-569-2373 City Treasurer — Evalina Craig 620-569-3442 Fire Chief — Robert Meckfessel 620-569-2373 City Maintenance Supervisor Dennis Burger — 620-569-2385

Utilities Electric — Midwest Energy 800-222-3121 Phone Service Golden Belt Telephone Association 785-372-4236 Cable Golden Belt Telephone Association 785-372-4236 Internet Golden Belt Telephone Association 785-372-4236 Gas Kansas Gas Service 800-794-4782 Sewer 620-569-2373 Post office 213 Third, 620-569-2210 Recycling Larned Industrial Park, east of town off K-156, 620-285-8555 Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon Pawnee Sanitation 620-285-7780 Animal control Lonnie Able — 620-569-2484 Medical Care Dispatches out of Larned Police Department, 911 Pawnee Valley Community Hospital 923 Carroll Avenue, Larned 620-285-3161 Larned State Hospital 1301 Kansas 264 Larned 620-285-4380



arfield started life as Camp Criley, a supply station for workmen building the Santa Fe railroad in 1872. In that year, a group of settlers from Ohio arrived and laid out and built the town and named it Garfield, after James A. Garfield, a congressman from their district back in Ohio. Later, Garfield became the 20th President of the United States. In gratitude for the honor bestowed, he gave a bell to the community for the first church erected, the Congregational Church, organized in 1873. The church disbanded in 1959, but the cornerstone and the bell were incorporated into a miniature replica of the church and named the Wayside Chapel which stands today in the Garfield city park. To this day, the chapel is host to the occasional wedding, according to Fire Chief Robert Meckfessel. There are two other historic bells in Garfield. One, located in the park in front of the post office, once hung in the original one-room schoolhouse. The second, located at the community building, once hung in the schoolhouse that later replaced the original schoolhouse. In 1969, Garfield school district was consolidated with Larned schools, and students continue to attend school in Larned today.


Welcome to Larned


n June 1869, Henry Booth, the principal founder of Pawnee County and the city of Larned, arrived at Fort Larned as the newly licensed post trader. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed postmaster. In January 1872, members of the Fort Larned Town Company met in Booth’s Fort Larned home to select a site for their proposed town; and in April 1872, Booth moved the Sutler’s mess house from the post down the south bank of the Pawnee River and floated it across the swollen stream to a location now occupied by Schnack Lowery Park. The little structure was the first building in the fledgling town of Larned serving as post office, residence, saloon, dance hall, and school. In 1874, the building was moved to Fifth and Main Streets to be used as a carpenter’s shop. Later, it housed a newspaper office, the U.S. Land Office, and blacksmith shop. Until January 1876, Larned was an unincorporated town, governed by township officers. In November 1875, 65 taxpayers petitioned the state Legislature to organize Larned as a city of

the third class with a mayorcouncil form of municipal government. Larned became the permanent county seat of Pawnee County in an election held on October 7, 1873. Located midway along the historic Santa Fe Trail, Larned is fast becoming a mecca for tourists and history buffs alike. Drawn by programs and activities at Fort Larned National Historic Site, and the excellent displays at the nearby museum, visitors from across the world find lots to see and do in Larned. Area Code — 620 Population — 4,054 (2010) Land Area — 2.3 square miles Median household income (2010) $41,565

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City Council The city council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the city office. 417 Broadway, Larned There are eight council members. Two members are elected from each ward of the city. All governing body members serve two-year terms. Council members can be reached at the city office, 417 Broadway, Larned, 67550 620-285-8500 Mayor Robert Pivonka 620-285-6039 First Ward, Gary Rainbolt 620-285-6554 First Ward, Charles Spina 620-285-7017 Second Ward, David Zecha 620-285-6237 Second Ward, George Elmore 620-285-6778 Third Ward, Dennis Wilson 620-285-3453 Third Ward, Harry Zielke 620-285-2741 Fourth Ward, Kim Barnes 620-285-3541 Fourth Ward Barbara Hammond 620-285-2894

City Departments City Attorney, Jaque Butler 620-285-8500 City Clerk, Pam Corby 620-285-8500 City Manager, Lane Massey 620-285-8500 Building Inspector Frieda Smith 620-285-8500 Distribution Superintendent Austin Battin 620-285-8585 Fire Chief, Bill Clapham 620-285-8520 EMS Director, Gary Hartman 620-285-8541 Fleet Superintendent Terry Taylor 620-285-8585 Jordaan Memorial Library Debbie Gore 620-285-2876 Municipal Judge Julie Fletcher Cowell Park Cemetery Department Josh Kraisinger 620-285-8535 Police Chief, Charles Orth 620-285-8545 Electric Production Superintendent Ralph Streit 620-285-8585 Electric Distribution Superintendent Austin Battin 620-285-8585 Sanitation Department Jayne Torrez 620-285-8555


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The Larned Area Chamber of Commerce & Pawnee County Economic Development Commission provides services to the county encouraging the development and growth of local businesses, tourism, agriculture, and events for an improved quality of life to live, work and play! Make a difference – Call us today Become a member of our organizations. 502 Broadway Larned, Kansas 67550 Phone: 620-285-6916

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City Departments Street Department Interim Director, Al Taylor 620-285-8560 Treasurer, Joseph Simmons 620-285-8500 Wastewater Treatment Superintendent John Drews 620-285-8513 Water Utility Interim Superintendent David Sallee 620-285-8585 Larned/Pawnee County Airport Steve Gross 620-285-8580 Utilities Electric, Water, Trash, Sewer City of Larned, 620-285-8500 Phone Service AT&T 800-464-7928 Cable Cox Communications 866-684-5087 Gas Kansas Gas Service 800-794-4780 Recreation Commission 620-285-6002 Larned Swimming Pool 620-285-8570 Post office 803 Broadway, 620-285-2791 Animal Control Larned Police Department 419 Broadway, 620-285-8545 Poison Control 1 800-332-6633 Recycling Industrial Park, east of town off U.S. 156, 620-285-8555 Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-noon After hours drop-off


awnee County has many resources available to new businesses and people looking for support, thinking about moving here in, need of background about the area, interested in getting to know each other, attractions, jobs, tourism, and consumers with complaints about local businesses. Better Business Bureau 328 Laura Street, Wichita, KS 316-263-3146 Pawnee County Economic Development 502 Broadway, Larned, 620-285-6916 Courtland Holman, director

Larned Area Chamber of Commerce 502 Broadway, Larned, KS, 67550 620-285-6916 Courtland Holman, executive director Janet Olson, administrative assistant. Small Business Development Center Fort Hays State University, 600 Park St., Custer Hall 102, Hays, KS 67601 785-628-5618 Ron Newman Page 42

Kansas Works, Great Bend Center 1025 Main, Great Bend, 620-793-5445 Services, recruitment/retention strategies, applicant screening, training referrals and grants, assessments, job postings, fairs, resume assistance, job search workshops and training programs. U.S. Small Business Administration Wichita District Office. 100 E. English, St. 510, Wichita, KS, 67202 316-269-6616, Fax: 316-269-6499 SBA answer desk 1-800-U-ASK-SBA,

Welcome to Rozel


ozel, located 17 miles west of Larned, was incorporated Nov. 29, 1929, and has a mayorcouncil form of city government with water and gas systems municipally owned. The original townsite was deeded to the Arkansas Valley Town and Land Company by the railroad on July 19, 1886. The name Rozel was selected in honor of a daughter of one of the founders of the Land Company, whose name was Rozella. A Methodist church was built in 1905; replaced by a new building in January 1965, and dedicated April 23, 1972. The Baptist church was built in 1916. The first post office was in 1870 and known as Keysville. In 1880 the name was changed to Ben Wade to honor a Civil War lawyer. Rozel has survived two disastrous fires, a tornado and numerous floods. Nearly all the business district was destroyed by fire on September 24, 1929. On May 20, 1949, a tornado and hailstorm severely damaged or destroyed nearly every building in town. The town rebuilt to the community that stands today.

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Electric Midwest Energy 800-222-3121 Phone Service Golden Belt Telephone Association Rush Center 785-372-4236 Cable Golden Belt Telephone Association Rush Center 785-372-4236 Water, Gas, Sewer City Office, 620-527-4399



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A Pride Committee has been formed to organize recycling efforts. A trailer was purchased by the City of Rozel, City of Burdett, and Golden Valley, Inc. to be shared between the two cities alternating weeks, when its in Rozel it’s located on Main Street.


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City Departments

City Attorney, Ron Smith, 620-285-3157 City Clerk, Dianna Price, 620-527-4399 City Superintendent, Glenn McFann 620-527-4399 Fire Chief, Doug Colglazier 620-527-4399 Asst. Fire Chief, Tyson Couchman 620-527-4399



City Council

Council members meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the City Building, 110 Main Street, Rozel KS, 67574. There are five council members. Messages for council members can be sent to the city, 620-527-4399. Current council members: Mayor Nancy Wilson 620-527-4462 Councilwoman Candi Polson 620-527-4541 Councilman Brad Colglazier 620-527-4597 Councilwoman Deann Cantrel 620-527-4410 Councilman Erin Josefiak 620-527-4404 Councilwoman Pamela Taylor 620-527-4493

Area Code 620 Population: 156 (2010) Est. Median household income $50,208 Parks: 2 Churches: 3 Schools: 1 Fire stations: 1 City Employees: 2


Some Points of Interest

Central States Scout Museum

815 Broadway, Larned 620-285-8939 or 620-285-6427 Museum full of scouting memorabilia, attractively displayed. One day’s drive from Philmont (scout campgrounds). Admission $1 per person

Sibley’s Camp

Corner of Second and State Streets, Larned Unmanned historic site, marking trade along the Santa Fe Trail. Property restored to its pre-century appearance.

Fort Larned National Historic Site

Six miles west of Larned on K-156 620-285-6911 Hours: Open year round 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours vary at different times of the year so call ahead. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Nine restored buildings depicting the Indian Wars period. Special events, programs, living history and demonstrations throughout the year, times vary, call ahead. Museum, library, restrooms, bookstore and nature trail. Page 44

Larned Fishing Pond

South Main & Cleveland St. Larned is proud to offer a fishing pond to our community and guests.  Located west of South Main Street you will find the handicap accessible pond. The pond is stocked regularly and includes a wide variety of fish. The pond also features shaded picnic areas, open daily and no admission fee. See Interests, 45

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State Theater

617 Broadway, 620-285-3535 1949 saw the completion of Larned’s newest theater, The “State.” It was the era of “movies every weekend” for most of the nation both because it was relief from the war years and the Great Depression plus it was air conditioned. The State Theater was closed and opened several times before a community group assumed ownership and staffed it with volunteers. Repairs and modernization continued with new, wider and less crowded seats, a new sound and projection system. Now a high-tech 3-D digital system has been added, giving the capability of showing 3-D movies.

The Little Red House

Corner of Second and State Streets, Larned Replication of Larned’s first building constructed in 1869. The building was used as a: residence, post office, hotel, restaurant, saloon, dance hall, brothel, church, school and courtroom. Available for school groups and others interested in the early history of Larned.

The Santa Fe Trail

An itinerary of 73 markers placed on the five separate routes of the Santa Fe Trail in present day Pawnee, Edwards, and Ford counties in Kansas. Many of the sites can be viewed from the roadside.

The Santa Fe Trail Center

2 miles west of Larned on K-156 620-285-2054 Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial through Labor Day. Closed Mondays the remainder of the year. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Museum telling the story of the Santa Fe Trail. Outdoor museum, sod and dugout houses and one-room schoolhouse Offers living history programs during special events throughout the year, call for times. Admission: $4 adults, $2.50 students 12-18, $1.50 children 6-11, free to preschoolers, Fort Larned Historical Society Members: Free. School groups with teachers: 50 percent discount.

The Wet Route

Follows US 56 from the Big Bend of the Arkansas campground at Ellinwood, following the river to the southwest out of Larned to the town of Kinsley.

The Original Dry Route

Branched from the Wet Route at the southwest corner of Larned.

The Later Dry Route

An area northeast of Larned. Later went along north side of the Pawnee Creek to Fort Larned and crossed the Pawnee River on the west side of the Fort. It went south and joined up with The Wet Route just west of present-day Garfield. Page 45

Zebulon Pike Plaza

The Plaza is located on the south edge of Larned on US Highway 56 next to Schnack Park. It commemorates Pike’s nearby crossing of the Pawnee River in October 1806 on his mission to conduct an exploratory expedition of the southwest portion of the Louisiana Purchase. It provides a reference to Pike and other explorers who traveled the Santa Fe Trail and has a picnic area.

Some Points of Interest Pawnee Rock 10 miles East of Larned on Hwy. 56 Pawnee Rock, KS Natural landmark along the Santa Fe Trail. In the trail days it was 30 feet higher than it is today. Enjoy a panoramic view across the prairie.

Kansas Wetlands Education Center Located on the SE corner of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area on Hwy. 156 along Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway Branch museum of Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History Interpretive exhibits on Cheyenne Bottoms, including the importance of wetlands and the plants and animals inhabiting them Scheduled Educational Programs, Nature Trail, Classroom, Auditorium, Gift Shop Free admission Open Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m. Closed Monday  1-877-243-9268

5944 10th St. Great Bend History of oil and gas industry Contact 620-793-5742 or 620-793-0359 to schedule a tour. No admission charge Open 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. April, May, June, and August thru October. Always open by appointment

Ellinwood Underground World Main & Santa Fe U.S. 56 at the stoplight, Ellinwood 620-564-2400 Built in 1887 and listed on the Kansas State Historical Register. Houses the Ellinwood Museum. Tunnels originally connected the business district. Original flooring, wallpaper, and barber’s mirror Tunnels under the Dick Building. Open to the public Monday –Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, noon - 4:00 p.m. Admission $5 adults, $2 children under 10 Tours on the hour, call ahead.

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East of Great Bend on Hwy. 56. Roadside park located near one of the two original locations of the fort. Fort was established in 1864 to help protect mail service along the Santa Fe Trail.

S.R.C.A. Dragstrip Expo Complex, Great Bend, KS 785-483-1980 Home of the first NRHA, Nationals in 1955. Track resurfaced in 2000 and 2012 Total length of track is 3/4 mile

Trail of Lights Great Bend, KS. Starting the weekend before Thanksgiving and ending January 1. Memorable Christmas lights with many designed and crafted by park department employees. Brit Spaugh Park - North Main Jack Kilby Square - Downtown Main St. Veteran’s Park - McKinley St. For more information contact Great Bend Convention & Visitor’s Bureau 620-792-2750

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Humane Society

Pawnee County Humane Society helps county dogs, cats


ARNED — Volunteers care for dogs and cats at the Pawnee County Humane Society building. There are currently housing 27 dogs and 28 cats at the shelter. The 3,850-sq. ft. building is near the entrance of the Larned State Hospital off W. 8th. It provides room for dogs and cats with separate rooms for food prep, laundry, grooming and education. The shelter has a priority of keeping Pawnee County dogs and cats and finding them a suitable home. Bradly Barton serves as shelter manager. Virgil Donovan is the animal control officer for the city of Larned. Chasitty Solko 620-285-9387 serves as president of Pawnee County Humane Society. Celeste Dixon 620-804-1965 helps schedule volunteers for work duties that involve taking care of the animals. Weekday evening volunteer hours and flexible weekend hours are available. Dr. Christina Frick, DVM, Frick Veterinary Services, and Dr. Mike Burdett, DVM, Larned Veterinary Clinic, help care for the animals. Adoptable animals are available for viewing on the web site The emergency number for the Pawnee County Humane Society is 620-282-2554. The Pawnee Community Humane Society,

1406 M5 Road, 620-285-8510, is open from noon-2 p.m, Monday through Friday; Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m; and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. The Pawnee County Humane Society started a community wide program to control the feral cat population in Larned in 2009. Multiple studies have shown that Trap/Neuter/Return programs are the only effective way to control feral cats. In 2006, the Pawnee County Humane Society entered into an agreement with the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF) to place five dogs into training. The program is designed to utilize inmates as dog handlers. The inmates provide basic socialization and obedience training

to dogs that have been surrendered to the PCHS and helps them to become more adoptable. All of the dogs in training have been spayed or neutered and are current on vaccinations. The dogs are trained to kennel, are housebroken, and are socialized with humans as well as other dogs. Basic obedience training includes: heel on and off lead, sit, stay, down, and come. The LCMHF also has a few of the agility/obstacle course stations in the exercise area where handlers can work with and exercise the dogs. When the trained dogs are adopted, the PCHS teaches the new owner how to give the commands and what to expect from their trained dog.​​​​



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The Kansas Oil & Gas Museum was founded in 1990 by a group interested in preserving the history of the oil and gas industry. It highlights the various phases and milestones of the oil and gas industry. The goal is to provide educational information about present industry activities, to preserve the past history of the oil and gas industry and to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the industry.

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ARNED — Pawnee County has a rich agricultural history, dating back to the 1860s and 1870s when settlers made their homes. Winter wheat, corn, sorghum and alfalfa headline Pawnee County’s cropland production. Pawnee County farmers


produced 4.1 million bushels of wheat in 2011, an average of 32 bushels per acre, and 3.6 million bushels of corn. In 2007, Pawnee County recorded 4.5 million bushels of wheat sales and 5.1 million bushels of corn sales.

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Agriculture aGRICULTURE, from page 50 Pawnee County was home to 438 farming operations in 2007, the latest year statistics available from the United States Department of Agriculture. Seventy-eight percent were cropland operations and 20 percent were pasture operations. Pawnee County cattle and calves owners sold 274,961 head. The county had 487,373 acres invested in farming operations, an average size of 1,113 acres. The farming operations generated $320 million in products sold, a 129 percent increase from 2002. The average farm sold $730,756 in products, a 125 percent increase. Government payments in Pawnee County were $4.99 million with the average farming operation receiving $13,386 in assistance. Kansas ranked ninth in the country with total value of agricultural products sold and ninth in value of livestock, poultry and their products. Kansas ranked ninth in cattle and calves, 15th for wheat production, 13th for bees and 21st for sorghum.



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Pawnee County is made up primarily of ranch and farmland which provide excellent feed and cover for whitetail deer and turkey. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has secured leases from various Pawnee County landowners and have 27 walk-in hunting areas available to the general public from Sept. 1 to Jan. 1 and/or Nov. 1 to Jan. 1. When hunting on private land, hunters should always obtain written permission from the land owner before hunting. Game most likely to be found here include pheasant, quail, dove and deer. Turkey hunting can also be found throughout the county. The KDWPT Fall hunting atlas, which details public walk-in hunting areas, can be found at For those who prefer the guidance of an outfitter, there are two companies operating inside Pawnee County. Ruffhouse Outfitters Co, operated by Travis Ruff and Crosby’s Wild Game Adventures operated by Lance and Jason Crosby are both listed through the KDWPT website. Ruff is located in Hanston, and the Crosbys in Great Bend.





























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Clubs & Organizations 4-H Clubs of Pawnee County Pawnee County Extension Office at 715 Broadway, Larned, 620-285-6901 The Pawnee County clubs are Gem Dandys, Pawnee Peppers, Tiny Toilers, Zook Zippers Walter S. Chears American Legion Post 106 American Legion Community Building, 206 Elm, Burdett, 620-285-6146 Commander Larry Miller, 620-804-1498 American Legion Riders Chapter 106 Larned, Director Terry Harris 620-910-7998

Larned Quilting Bees Ann Hicks, 620-285-1056 Meets first and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Laurete Beta Nu Presbyterian Fellowship Hall Terri Barton, 620-285-6283 Meets second Tuesday during the school year Noon Lions Club Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Don Isbel, 620-285-8938 (OPI) Meets Wednesday at noon Pawnee Co. Farmers Union Tom Giessel, 620-285-2517

American Legion Auxiliary American Legion Community Building 206 Elm, Burdett Linda Schadel, 620-525-6770

Pawnee Valley Racing Association John Moore, 620-285-6615

Black Heritage Club Larned, Kitty Clark, 620-285-2098 Meets either second or third Saturday

P.E.O. Nancy Adams, 620-285-2053

DAR Merlene Baird, 620-285-6070 Meets second Tuesday, noon

Prairie Arts Unlimited 606 Topeka, Larned Patricia Hassman, 620-285-7223 Meets first Tuesday 7:30 p.m.

EMS Senior Center, 203 Elm, Burdett Leonard Mostrom, 620-525-6676 Meets first Monday of each month FCE Units in Pawnee County Pawnee County Extension Office at 715 Broadway Larned, 620-285-6901 The units in Pawnee County are FCE, Sunflower Homemakers FCE, Rozel FCE, Modern Homemakers FCE. Fort Larned Lions Club Steven Lewis, 620-285-1609 Meets first, third Monday, 6:30 p.m. Golden Belt Quilting Club Grace Grandy Meets first and third Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rotary Club Scraps, 612 Broadway, Larned Rita Kurtz, 620-285-7125 Tuesdays 6 p.m. Rozel Fire Department Rozel, Rich Foos, 620-527-4217 Rozel Lions Club Rozel, Kevin Milch, 620-527-4258 Sacred Heart Altar Society Garfield, Amy Froetschner, 620-285-6779 Santa Fe Trail Auto Club Tracy Eye, 620-804-0661 or 620-285-2992 Meets third Wednesday Shiley Homemakers Club Burdett, Cleo Gorman, 620-525-6775

Kiwanis Club Tony Moore, 620-285-6785

Veterans of Foreign Wars Vernon Koehn, 620-285-7188

Knights of Columbus Norman Dreiling, 620-285-6547

VFW Auxiliary Anne Graner, 620-285-2278

Larned Garden Club Merlene Baird, 620-285-6070 Meets fourth Friday, 2 p.m. Larned Music Club Jerry Ford, 620-285-3662

Volunteer Fire Department Fire Station 209 Elm, Burdett Leonard Mostrom, 620-525-6676 Meets 4th Monday

CHO Hospital Auxiliary Mary Smith, 620-285-2633

Women’s Golf Association Jana Schartz, 620-285-3935

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Welcome To Our City!

EXPLORE GREAT BEND City Offices Airport ..................................................793-4168 Building Inspections .............................793-4106 Cemetery .............................................793-4167 City Administration ..............................793-4111 City Engineering ..................................793-4111 Fire Department #1..............................793-4140 Fire Department #2..............................793-4145 Front Door (Sewer & Water Payments) ................. 793-4100

From the top: Wetlands Aquatic Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Great Bend Sports Complex, SRCA Drag Races at Great Bend Expo Complex, Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo & Raptor Center

Municipal Court....................................793-4149 Public Lands/Parks ...............................793-4111 Police Department ...............................793-4120 *In Case of an Emergency call 911

City Attractions Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo & Raptor Center 2123 Main St. / 281 Hwy 620-793-4226

Wetlands Aquatic Park 2303 Main St. / 281 Hwy 620-792-15169

Great Bend Sports Complex 41 McKinley St. 620-793-4111

Great Bend Expo Complex & Rodeo Grounds 455 West Barton Co. Road 620-793-4111

City Parks & Recreation

(Vets, Jack-Kilby, K-96 Park, Brit Spaugh, Stone Lake & More!) 620-793-4111

Follow & Find Us:

at “Explore Great Bend”

1209 Williams • Great Bend, KS 67530 Page 54

Barton County Events

Annual events attract visitors

Barton County features festivals, fairs, banquets, art exhibits, car shows, races and concerts. Watch the Great Bend Tribune for more information as event dates draw near.

Great Bend Happenings or Oct. 1-31 Oct. 6 Nov. 21 Nov. 24 Dec. 1-25 April 10-12 April 26-28 Sep. 2013 June Jaunt June 28-29 June July 10-14

— Long Pumpkin Patch — Harvest Festival Heartland Farm — Trail of Lights, Lighting of Mayor’s Christmas Tree — Christmas Parade — Various Christmas Events — Farm & Ranch Expo — Wings & Wetlands Wildlife — Women’s Expo Great Bend Convention Center — May 31- June 2, 2013 — Great Bend Renaissance Faire — Barton County Relay for Life — Barton County Fair

Ellinwood Happenings



November July 18-20 Sept. 2013

— Christmas Open House — After Harvest Festival Ladies Night Out Events — City-Wide Garage Sale

Hoisington Happenings

April June 2 Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2013

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â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wetlanders Festival â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hoisington Mud Run â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 117th Labor Day Festival, Our Children, Our Future

Home Connection, Inc.

2410 Main St. ~ Great Bend, Kansas 67530 â&#x20AC;˘ (620) 792-4043 Quality Products & Quality Installation Tile â&#x20AC;˘ Carpet â&#x20AC;˘ Hardwood â&#x20AC;˘ Vinyl Laminate Floors & Countertops Corian, Onyx, Granite, Cambria Crestwood Cabinets

Tony & Sandy Muth ~ Owners Page 55

Protecting Your Health & Property Get Pest Problems Under Control Quickly & Affordably • • • • • •

Termites Bees Ants Fleas Roaches Spiders

• • • • •

Rats Mice Silverfish Bed Bugs Fungus

Commercial Residential • Industrial Real Estate Inspections

Champion Service, LLC promises “to always exceed the customers’ expectations. To provide services designed to improve our customers’ quality of life while protecting their home or business from disease, damage and the disturbance created by pests.”

Don’t wait until the damage is done to rid your home of destructive termites, ants or other household pests. Even the cleanest homes and businesses are not safe from pests like rodents or occasional invaders. These pesky intruders are not only unsanitary, they can cause serious damage to your health and property. We offer complete pest control, inspections, and miscellaneous services so you can enjoy your property with peace of mind.


“Helping win life’s little battles”

We are your customer-owned electric and natural gas cooperative, serving our neighbors in Barton, Pawnee and 39 other counties in central and western Kansas.

Eldridge Fencing, CHAMPION SERVICE LLC Inc.

5217 8th Street, Great Residential Bend, KS 67530 & Commercial 620-792-4351 800-748-7436 620-793-7970 • 80 Tenth St. • Great Bend “The original vinyl fence company in Central Kansas.”

“Making Energy Work for You.” 1-800-222-3121 Page 56

Shop in Great Bend

SHOP IN GREAT BEND Only a Short Drive Away!

Largest Gift & Décor Store in the area Check out our clothing department!

Only SEARS Carries All TOP 10 Brands!!! 2515 10th • GREAT BEND 620-793-7801 MON.-FRI. 9-7; SAT. 9-6; SUN. 11-4

1117 Williams • Great Bend 620-792-2536

Largest • Cleanest Coolest Salon in Town

Everything Bridal and More!

Open 6 Days a Week Mon.-Thurs.: 9am-8pm Friday: 9am-7pm Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday: Closed

wedding gowns, tuxedos, bridesmaids, mothers dresses, bridal accessories and much more

1657 Hwy. 96, Westgate Shopping Center Great Bend, KS (620) 793-8862



4217 10th


Great Bend

1523 Main St. 620-793-9514

Great Bend 888-793-9514

Right next to Braum’s Page 57

Cornerstone Interiors, LLC

Nothing says “elegant” quite like Hunter Douglas.

Stop in today and get a FREE "The Art Of Window Dressing" book! Hunter Douglas window fashions offer a variety of choices in privacy and light control, along with endless decorating possibilities in fabric, texture, color, style and specialty hardware systems. We pride ourselves on the exceptional quality of our window fashions as well as their durability, incredibly easy maintenance and superior energy efficiency.

Cornerstone Interiors LLC

We also offer:

Wallpaper, Carpeting, Custom Draperies, Interior Design, Home Accessories, Paint

1405 Main St Great Bend KS M-F: 9-5:30 Sat: 10-4 Seasonal Sat: 10-5 620-793-7921

©2008 Hunter Douglas Inc. ® and TM are trademark of Hunter Douglas Inc.

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Indulge Yourself & Enjoy The Day Shopping In Great Bend!

Free In-Home Estimate

Choose from more than a dozen wall colors, shower base Walk In Tubs – Where Safety Meets Comfort colors & accessories! Create the most convenient & safe shower environment possible!

• Built in seat • Well placed grab bars • Easy-to-clean grout-free walls • Alternative to worn out bathtubs, outdated tile walls, dingy shower base • Lifetime Warranty

Peterbilt & GMC of Great Bend


Doonan Pre-Owned 10th & Washington

Showroom New Location: 3810 10th St. Great Bend, KS

56 & 156 Junction 620-792-2491

620-792-2709 or 1-800-BATHTUB

Serving Central Kansas Since 1960 ...

We Deliver Quality You Can See, Year After Year. Custom upholstery for furniture, vehicles, boats, campers. Choose from an extensive selection of fabric types, colors and patterns. • Carpet binding – any shape • Custom design embroidery • Heat pressing for uniforms, t-shirts, athletic apparel • Custom pillows, hats, jackets, etc. • Soft good needs for children and adults

If you have a need – come see what we can do for you! Ce n

2200 Main Great Bend

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stom U e ph olst

620-793-9138 1-800-793-9138

CHRYSLER, DODGE JEEP, RAM MON.- FRI.: 8:00-7:00; SAT.: 8:00-5:00

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10th & Baker Great Bend 620-792-2571 1-800-239-7840

Mens • Womens • Kids

For Great Western Fashion

Famous Name Brand Shoes

For The Entire Family

• Asics • Keen • Born • Ugg • Crocs • Naturalizer • Alegria • Carhartt • Dansko • New Balance • Merrell • Redwing • Clarks • Sperry • Nike • Puma

• DC • Rocky • SAS • Olukai • Sanuk

2602 10th St., Great Bend, KS 620-796-2355

Mon.-Fri. 10-6:00; Sat. 10-5

1305 Main Street Great Bend, KS (620) 792-4482

• Larger Showroom • Open Year Round!!! • Trees, Shrubs & Seasonal Items

“Ask About Our T-Shirt Club!”

Architectural Landscape Design and Installation – Commercial & Residential

172 N. Hwy. 281 Great Bend, KS (620) 792-7041 Page 60

Hotel / RV Parking

RV Parking


Camp Pawnee 2 miles west of Larned on 56 to K-264, 1/2 mile south 12 sites, Full hookups, restrooms, recreational park

Country Inn 135 E. 14th/U.S. 56, Larned 620-285-3216 Internet, pets allowed

Heritage Homes RV Park 200 Sycamore Drive, Larned 620-285-6144 17 sites, Full hookups, wifi

Rodeway Inn 802 E. 14th, U.S. 56, Larned 620-285-2300 Internet, pool, breakfast, pets allowed

Rode Home RV Park 812 E. 14th Street, Larned 620-285-2300 12 sites, Full hookups, wifi

Townsman Inn 123 E. 14th St., U.S. 56, Larned 620-285-3114 Internet, pool, breakfast, pets allowed


Generations Serving the Central Kansas Area for Over 83 Years

Now listed on the state historical register

New or Used Car & Truck Sales

The area’s NEWEST hotel!

Sales Parts Service Body Shop

Located next to Hoisington Park with 31 Non-Smoking Rooms, each featuring: • Microwave Ovens & Refrigerators • 32” Flat Screen TV’s • Continental Breakfast • FREE Access to public swimming pool, tennis courts, horse shoes, and fitness facility.

BUCK BLIND LOUNGE Open 7 Days a Week! Daily Drink Special & Food Menu HUNTER’S HEADQUARTERS

271 S. Main • Hoisington

Cleaning Shed & Mud Room

57 W State Road 4, Hoisington • (620) 292-6022

Hoisington Main Street • Toll Free 1-866-869-3740 Page 61

Media Newspapers Great Bend Tribune 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend 1-800-950-8742 Tiller & Toiler 115 W. 5th Street, Larned 620-285-3111 Pelican Press 1618 Odell, Great Bend 620-617-3639 Radio Stations Eagle Radio 1200 Baker, Great Bend 620-792-3647 KHOK 100.7 FM, KBGL 106.9 FM, B 104.3 FM, KVGB 1590 AM Rocking M Radio 5501 W. 10th, Great Bend 620-792-7108 JACK 96.7 FM, KZRS 107.9 FM KNNS 1510 AM

Do we need to update your information? Contact us at 1-800-950-8742

Santa Fe Trail

Serving Central Kansas Since 1985 ...

Quality Pottery, Glassware & Furniture

W. Hwy. 56, Ellinwood 620-566-7541 (Across from Ellinwood Packing Plant) Open Thursday - Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ediger Real Estate & Auction Kevin Ediger

Auctioneer/Broker Cell: (620) 242-8164

PO Box 414 117 W. Main Lyons, KS 67554 (620) 257-5656 Fax: (620) 257-5657


FORD LINCOLN MON.- FRI.: 7:30-6:00; SAT.: 8:00-5:00 Page 62

1815 10th St., Great Bend 620-793-5427 1-800-284-4941

Maintain your independence with the help of a lift chair from Medical Park Home Equipment. A lift chair will give you a comfortable place to relax or watch the big game, and then….. a “Lift” when you need to get moving.

MPHE...Your “Local Choice” for Home Medical Equipment! People Helping People


4010 10th St. Great Bend 620-793-7828 Toll Free 866-794-7828

Medical Park Home Equipment



• Appliances • Furniture • Electronics • Beds 10th Street

3 B l o c k s We s t o f M a i n

2301 10th, Great Bend 620-792-3999

Accredited Commission for Health Care

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Financing Available See Store for details




“Leading Agriculture for over 50 years”

ALFALFA PELLETS Quality QUALITY Products SINCE Since 1970 1970

Professional Cattle Feeders since 1962



DILLWYN Feedyard


Backgrounding Cattle

Since 1970

AgriLL-Fuels LLC

Total Fuel Management

At ILS, our business philosophy is straight forward: “To provide the most effective, professional cattle feeding services available anywhere!”

Please call 620-793-9200 and let us show you how.

“Performance Through Innovation”

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